So you guys may have noticed, but we’re starting to do more exclusive shoots! Our latest comes courtesy of photographer Ishmil Waterman and Dapper Afrika, who styled Essence Magazine Editor Joiee Thorpe in his signature in-your-face style:
We had to touch base with Joiee to see how she felt about her Dapper Afrika experience.
About how the shoot came about, she wrote, “Honestly I was walking down the street heading to a press event and Dapper Afrika stopped me to take a insta pic and we connected. A random connection meant to happen lol. Then he said lets shoot and I agreed!”
She continues, “My style is very fashion/trend driven. I am super girly one minute then a tomboy the next. I’m a stylist myself and it’s very hard for me to give someone full control over how to dress me. When I met Dapper Africa I knew that this would be extremely different from my personal style, and I was open to that.”
” He has this very eclectic vibe and I was curious enough to step out of my comfort zone. I am so glad I did! It’s very cool to see yourself through someone else’s eyes.”
In case you didn’t know, Joiee is a Brooklyn born Bombshell who always aspired to be a Fashion Editor at a Magazine.
She worked at Marie Claire, Teen People, People Style Watch and In Style before joining the team at Essence. For any young person looking to work in fashion, she says, “Fashion is super diversified now and everyone’s differences make them unique! Know who you are and go after what you want!”
Indeed. What do you think of our latest exclusive shoot?
Joiee Dae Directed & Styled by Dapper Afrika and Photographed by Ishmil Waterman for Fashion Bomb Daily. Makeup & Hair by Mikki Mastery.
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Green pants – Matériel @materieltbilisi $290
Orange and black sheer bodysuit – Pirosmani @pirosmanistudio $800
Gold bangle bracelet – S/H Koh @shkohnewyork $722
Silver bangle bracelet – S/H Koh @shkohnewyork $722
Black fedora hat – Brown Hat @brown_hat_designer @brownhat_official $270
Orange and brown fur coat – Layana Aguilar @layana_aguilar $840
White mesh dress – Andreeva @andreeva.official $350
Gold ring – S/H Koh @shkohnewyork $210
Gold bracelet – S/H Koh @shkohnewyork $722
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